Check out this blogpost at Twilight Language: The Grinning Man Returns, I saw the picture on my Blogger Reading list and while I have no idea what any of this means, just like with most synchromysticism, I just had to post the similarities with an Anime series.
"The Grinning Man has returned.
To our consciousness. To our awareness. To reality, via new crime reports."
and a new anime show
and a new anime show
"he came up with an all-too-obvious name for stories of smiling giants."
These two pictures are from the recent new anime Shingeki no Kyojin (english title: Attack on Titan), it's about a medieval settlement of humans who'ved to build a city surrounded by 3 huge walls to keep the Titans out who have this stupid grin on their faces. The series is one of the best I've seen so far, it's intense, action-packed, shocking and frightening, and has a great story and characters.
I commented on the post (changed here a bit): Check out some yt vids (here's one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3dtSMw7Uso) from a recent anime series called Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan - it features giants attacking a medieval walled human settlement and most of these giants all have mostly stupid grins on their faces just like in that sketch.
from episode 13 - Grins on stillframe and at 0.33 - 1.08 - 2.29 - 3.11 - etc...
spoiler alert warninghaving to do with Red Pill Junkie's comment "What personally fascinates me about the Grinning Man, as a Fortean & folkloric entity, is how an expression intended to express friendship & lightheartedness does the complete opposite. It's a reminder that the polarity of forces can switch when taken to the limit.
Hmm. I don't know what the hell I'm talking about... ", Neither do I but in the latest episode one of their comrades is revealed to be someone who can apparently turn into one of the giants (and thus an enemy). The protagonist can do this too although we don't understand how yet, and his giant also has a grin on his face mostly. (he's the one carrying the boulder in the video - and the first screenshot.) - "when taken to the limit" when the humans who can turn into giants (only two so far) want to start the transformation, they have to inflict pain on themselves.
Why you little trickster archetype you...